The Big Hack (part 1: coating)
This is the first part of a series of posts related to one big hack that I am working on. The hack is supposed an open source modular interface with the body giving biohackers a more open, organized, and powerful interface with the body to design hacks for, monitor the body, and make you a cyborg.
This first part will deal with coating and the procedure of implementation.
RESEARCH (more will be added as I learn more) :
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169433210016272 (Thank you @chironex, this was very useful when I first started looking into transdermals)
The procedure in itself is quite a simple idea take off the skin and shove some technology in its place , but to be effective it requires much more than that.
1. To start you are going to want to reduce blood flow by whatever your preferred means are so long it doesn't interfere with anesthesia
2. Apply local anesthesia to the area where the implant will be and allow it time to fully numb the area.
3. Remove the skin as one would if he was getting scarification ( for those who don't know what scarification is : DON"T WATCH IF YOU ARE EASILY QUEASY!!)
4.create the necessary microscopic holes in the flesh beneath
5. place the technology (which have live epithelial cells bound/ grafted/ whatever you want to call it to it) in the area where the skin was.
7. Wait for it to heal
The coatings that I am currently working on is composed of a mixture of the following :
Chitin (Is known to help speed the healing process )
Collagen( also helps speed healing and is a large part of the skin)
Fibrinogen ( to help blood clot and form a scab)
a minuscule amount of hydroxyapatite suspended inside of it
9. allow it to evaporate
10. repeat 8, and 9.